money order

Definitions

  • A man, made poor by agricultural distress, selling something to a happy money lender in order to pay his rent
    A man, made poor by agricultural distress, selling something to a happy money lender in order to pay his rent
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n money order a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montgomery Ward was the first company in the United States to advertise, “Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.” They did it in 1874, two years after company founder Aaron Montgomery Ward launched his mail-order catalog.
    • Money order an order for the payment of money; specifically, a government order for the payment of money, issued at one post office as payable at another; -- called also postal money order.
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Quotations

  • Margaret Young
    Margaret Young
    “Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.”
  • Srully Blotnick
    Srully Blotnick
    “The evidence unmistakably indicates that you have to spend money in order to make money.”

Usage

In literature:

I had lots of orders and made enough money to pay my tuition fees at Wellington for this year.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
They put my father into the asylum, and made another man pass as him, in order to get the assurance money.
"The Silent House" by Fergus Hume
A commission had likewise been granted, and some money remitted, in order to raise a thousand German horse, and transport them into England.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
Care must be taken to use the Money Order form of bond for all Postmasters transacting Money Order and Savings Bank business.
"General Instructions For The Guidance Of Post Office Inspectors In The Dominion Of Canada" by Alexander Campbell
But at last the owner of the chestnut horse got his business of money orders and telegrams finished and came out.
"Dick Lionheart" by Mary Rowles Jarvis
Those who seek some other end so ardently that they will not make the necessary sacrifice in money and freedom, in order to marry.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
You took him in order to extort money from his friends.
"Frank and Fearless" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Miss Van Duysen married Briggs's money, in order to spend it.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
He had one son and all his thought was to accumulate money and property in order to leave his son rich.
"The Laughing Prince" by Parker Fillmore
Money must be given to him to cover the full extent of the orders.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
In due course he sent a money order to pay for two thousand pounds to the secretary.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
First I wired to the woman's husband, Lord Boxspur, who sent me money, at once, and an order to bring her home as quietly as possible.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
I went at once to the vessel and asked the captain to permit me to help unload the vessel in order to get money for food.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
Furnished with money for his keep, Peter was ordered if again molested to say that he was in the colonel's service.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
So careful was he of the monument that it was generally rumored he received a sum of money yearly for keeping it in order.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
Gard, greatly disappointed, reclaimed his money for the box and countermanded the order for the motor.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Long afterwards people learned that he had mortgaged everything he possessed, even the old violin, in order to provide the necessary money.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Not in order to save you money, but for the sake of the farmers and their families.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
Mr Vanslyperken paid his money, and now was waiting for orders to sail.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
In 1792 a money-order office was set on foot for the first time.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

Next year we are to bring all the soldiers home
For lack of money, and it is all right.
Places they guarded, or kept orderly,
We want the money for ourselves at home
Instead of working. And this is all right.
"Homage To A Government" by Philip Larkin

In news:

But instead of ordering a few lawn signs or volunteering to go door-to-door for the campaign, he put his money where is mouth was.
Former state clerk gets 1 year for stealing money orders.
As you know Congress is now looking for ways to save money in order to avoid the "fiscal cliff".
The fast-approaching fiscal cliff is causing some money managers to abandon traditional year-end portfolio moves in order to play it safer.
Federal authorities have arrested a Metairie man in connection with a counterfeit money order scheme with ties with Nigeria.
Walmart eventually cancelled the order but now T.J. Is having a tough time getting his money back.
Judge Carmen Mullen also sentenced her to five year's probation and ordered her to repay the money she took.
He would send cash and money orders to Canada for the equipment and ingredients that would produce the brewed liquid gold—beer.
He submitted a guest column to The Oregonian recently urging state lawmakers not to shutter a prison in order to save money.
HVAC has officially revealed 5 little-known secrets customers can use in order to get his services for less money.
This is about football and money, not necessarily in that order, they remind.
A DC councilmember is introducing emergency legislation to ban money -order campaign contributions greater than $25.
Suspicious Money Orders Linked To Vincent Orange .
Money orders coming from friends and associates of Jeffrey Thompson, who office was raided Friday, have been tied to councilmember Vincent Orange .
The owner of a music promotion business was ordered to turn over $6.35 million Tuesday for operating an unlicensed money transferring business.
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In science:

Intuitively, a martingale represents the capital of a player who bets on the bits of a sequence A ∈ 2ω in order, where at every round she bets some amount of money on the value of the next bit of A.
Separations of non-monotonic randomness notions
In order to make money on a book, its author or publisher must make complete copies available to customers.
Icebergs in the Clouds: the Other Risks of Cloud Computing
The vendor of a traditional software application or digital document must, in order to make money, make essentially complete copies available to customers, and these customers can work in an arbitrarily decentralized fashion using their own resources to preserve digital works deemed worth saving.
Icebergs in the Clouds: the Other Risks of Cloud Computing
In order to save time and money, it is desirable to have an interaction region that requires a minimum modification for transition from e+e− to γ γ collisions and back.
The Photon collider at ILC: status, parameters and technical problems
Depending on the service, the impostor could order things to make the legitimate user pay money, transfer money from the user’s bank account, or get insight into personal information, such as the user’s electronic health record.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
When objective verification is not possible, as in our setting, then economic me asures (not necessarily money) should exist in order to encourage rational reviewers to truthfully disclose their reviews.
On a Reliable Peer-Review Process
Using trade as a method to increase one’s stock of money is an inadequate use of the tool and so is lending money in order to receive an interest.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
These costs are the amount of resources like time, money, and effort a node has to spend in order to maintain links with its immediate neighbors.
Sufficient Conditions for Formation of a Network Topology by Self-interested Agents
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